Theodore Kung, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Theodore Kung is a board-certified Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kung is the co-Program Director of the Michigan Medicine Plastic Surgery Microsurgery Fellowship and specializes in microsurgical reconstruction to address functional and aesthetic challenges following cancer surgery, extremity trauma, and nerve injury. His clinical practice includes neuroma surgery, extremity salvage, autologous breast reconstruction, and lymphedema surgery. Dr. Kung’s laboratory research was instrumental in the development of the Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface (RPNI) to facilitate intuitive prosthetic control, mitigate postamputation pain, and provide sensory feedback. His clinical research endeavors have been funded by the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the National Institutes of Health, the Plastic Surgery Foundation, and the Department of Defense. He is the principal investigator three on prospective studies evaluating the role of RPNI surgery in treating and preventing neuroma pain and phantom limb pain after amputation injury. Dr. Kung is also actively involved in basic science investigations focusing on peripheral nerve injury, repair, and reinnervation through the University of Michigan Neuromuscular Laboratory.